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Re: GOLLANs of Killearnan/Urray, Rosshire, SCT
Posted by: jackie garvin (ID *****1004) Date: May 21, 2005 at 21:34:15
In Reply to: Re: GOLLANs of Killearnan/Urray, Rosshire, SCT by Ted Barrington of 121

Hi Ted,

I am tracing our family tree, and of course found my Gollan connection. Anyway I think we might be connected. It needs to be looked at and confirmed, because, as always nothing is staight forward and easy, its an indirect/direct connection.

I'll try to explain....

Looking up my ancester Ann Gollan b. abt. 1802 died 1871, and her details I found on her death Cert that parents were Thomas Gollan and Janet McKay. That was easy. Her brother William, b. abt 1796 d. 1878 marked X at next
of kin.

On Williams death cert (died single) parents are listed as Thomas Gollan and MARY MCKENZIE. OK second marriage birth for Ann. Still ok. Witness: Thomas McDonald, nephew, confirms that this is correct William. (Ann married Donald McDonald).

Now, looking for info on Thomas McDonald d. 1904, I found his death cert which lists witness as Thomas Gollan, cousin, Conon Bridge.

So begins another chase back up the family line. To cut a long story short....

Roderick Gollan - Crofter M. Mary Chisholm
- Donald
- George Gollan (shoemaker) m. Isabella Innes (died Conon Villiage)
- Isabel
- Christina
- John Gollan
- Thomas Gollan m Grace McCheyne (died at Conon bridge) (witness to T. Mc's death)
- James Gollan
- George Ross
- Mary P T

From what I can gather Conon Bridge was not a big place and I could only locate the one Thomas Gollan there in the census returns around the time of Thomas McDonalds death, so I am assuming that this Thomas above is the Thomas Gollan that was referred to as a cousin on Thomas McDonalds death cert.

As for the cousin connection, I can only guess that Roderick must be the brother of either Ann, or her father Thomas.... Any ideas?
Jackie Garvin

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